Portfolio doubled in booming Kuwait
Having identified the potential of Kuwait’s emerging tourism and travel sector, InterContinental Hotels Group is set to double its interests in the country over the next year and a half.
Currently InterContinental Hotels Group operates two hotels in Kuwait, including the recently opened Holiday Inn Salmiyah and the Crowne Plaza Kuwait (pictured above). IHG has plans to open its second Holiday Inn brand property in the country, the Holiday Inn Downtown Kuwait in early 2006, followed by the InterContinental Kuwait in 2007.
“This March saw the opening of the Holiday Inn Salmiyah which has been warmly received by the residents of Kuwait and our international guests, enjoying both the array of restaurants as well as the business facilities. The demand has been amazing and it just makes good business sense to further develop the InterContinental Hotels Group portfolio in this bustling and fast growing Gulf-state,” said Hani Kafafi, DOO, Northern Gulf, InterContinental Hotels Group.